Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Tag
Introspection

12 Jan 2022, 15:00 p.m.

2021: Year in Review

I'd like to get into the habit of writing a yearly review, as I did for 2017, so here's an attempt for 2021. I'm aiming here for speed so I'll probably miss some stuff.AdventuresThese were …

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04 Jan 2022, 3:00 a.m.

An Added Layer, A New Charge

A marvelous thing about complex music and dance is getting to witness the things humans can achieve. I find myself transported when I watch a big song-and-dance number in a filmed musical, or watch a …

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28 Dec 2021, 18:40 p.m.

The Stories I Chose

A few days ago I wrapped up my series of MetaFilter posts recommending short scifi/fantasy stories. That post links to 40+ magazines, and in particular their RSS/Atom feeds, in case you'd like a fresh and …

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18 Sep 2021, 1:10 a.m.

It Can Be Hard To Talk About Learning And Teaching

Copied from a comment I made on MetaFilter in a somewhat contentious thread about explicitly learning and teaching tacit knowledge: Some fundamental assumptions I have about this topic, and about some opportunities and difficulties more …

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09 Apr 2021, 13:11 p.m.

If You Call Me A Thought Leader For This Post I Will Give You A Stern Look

In scifi/fantasy fandom there's this phrase, "Big Name Fan". This is someone who is well-known, influential, for the fannish things they say and do and make. The idea is that a BNF is a minor …

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07 Apr 2021, 13:07 p.m.

Painstakingly Reminding Myself How To Play

This is a little bit about how free-range learners in programming assess our own skill levels and choose what to learn next. But it's also a response to my own insecurity, and to the sometimes-stultifying …

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05 Apr 2021, 12:41 p.m.

Paralipsis

I'm in the process of working with a contractor to overhaul my personal and professional websites. Thus, I have been thinking about my brand (oh how I want to put distancing quotation marks around that …

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22 Mar 2021, 12:09 p.m.

Missing DIY-ish-ness

Alexandra Rowland wrote that "The opposite of grimdark is hopepunk. Pass it on." (further thoughts). And when I think about punk, I think about DIY and imagining and making the structures that need to exist …

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21 Dec 2020, 9:31 a.m.

Graduating From The I-Didn't-Graduate Dream

I used to have dreams that, oh no, I didn't actually finish high school and need to go back and finish a class or exam. I hear this is pretty common. I thought I'd graduated …

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19 Nov 2020, 10:45 a.m.

Thank You

Today I finally fiddled with the Universal Access settings in GNOME to: make the mouse cursor bigger, and add a contrasting outline, so it's easier to see where it is add a visible alert every …

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